As part of our Meet the Maker series, we speak to the people behind the creations in the Big Issue Shop – a platform for buying ethical products which put people and the planet first. This time, we speak to Doron Shaltiel, founder of Quazi Design.
What can we find on your part of the Big Issue shop?
Jewellery designed for sustainable change and social impact, which also provides employment to the people who need it most.
Many products are made out of discarded waste.
How do your products make a positive difference in the world?
We work with a team of women artisans in Eswatini, Southern Africa, a country where unemployment is high and there is no free health care or free education.
We provide full time work to these women, training them in our own techniques, providing tools and materials, and a safe place to work, and most importantly a living wage.
This has empowered these women, making them the decision makers in their lives, helping them
become independent, look after their kids, buy cars and build houses.